Ossipee Lake Socially Networked

Freedom — April 14, 2009 — Fans of Ossipee Lake can now connect and interact with other fans on Facebook, the popular online social networking site. The Ossipee Lake page went live in January and has already garnered close to 100 fans from across the country, many of whom have posted pictures, linked to articles and offered comments.

While the Facebook page was created by Ossipee Lake Alliance, it’s purpose differs from the Alliance’s other online efforts, according to executive director David Smith.

“The Alliance’s website and email news service were designed to be convenient daily sources of news and information,” he said. “In contrast, the Facebook page is purely a fan site, a place for people who love the lake to connect and share, whether it’s a picture or a story.”

Or to compete, for that matter. Smith says he posted a question on Facebook’s New Hampshire page (which has more than 18,000 fans) asking people to name the best state lake.

“Winnipesaukee is running well ahead of everyone else, although Ossipee has had a number of votes,” he said.

Right behind Winnipesaukee is Newfound Lake, which has been on Facebook since November 2007.

“Ossipee Lake has more registered fans, so there’s still time to edge out Newfound Lake in the voting,” Smith said.

[This story is from the Alliance’s spring newsletter, which is on its way to you by mail or available online at www.ossipeelake.org. Click the News tab and then the Newsletter link.]

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